I had the pleasure of working with Forrest at KGUN. His passion and energy for news was without compare. If anyone can beat the "C" word....he can!!!! Good Luck & God Bless, Ray Depa
Congratulations to Cathy Rivers! Her passion for Tucson, and providing our community with wonderful musical explorations and community connections is wonderful. You Rock Cathy!
What are "Wake Up Tucson's" ratings? 0.1? Do they even register?
I've listened to DeSimone a couple of times (very short times). One unfounded opinion after another. As to Fitz, he's one of the few sane people in Tucson. jg
I'm not sure how you're being linked the old columns, but Media Watch is being updated with the rest of the issue. You can find this week's column here: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/media-w…
BTW -- DeSimone is a total jackass hack.
He NEVER lets the facts get in the way of a good story to support his position ... and then he attacks Stellar ad hominem (for failing to use his newspaper column to fix Tucson's current problems).
Hey DeSimone, why not first apologize for spreading incorrect claims and lying to your listeners? Furthermore, you seem to make a good living sitting on your rear end and complaining about Tucson everyday, yet I don't see you doing anything to fix these problems ... the very same thing you accuse Stellar of committing .
Note to Doug Martin: should yank those 2 clowns off the air. They are a disgrace to Tucson.
Congrats Shoe -- You wrote a good column.
FYI - Don't ever think that comments are ever private on any social media outlet.
Once again, a week late. This Media Watch column is dated 3/26/15. Is this a case of no actual updates, or problems iwth getting updated columns into print? Just curious!
Prostituting the AM band has replaced "in the public's interest" years ago. Its ALL about the money.
I just moved back to Tucson and saw an old flyer of Dan Babich. It is sad when you try to catch up and find out someone has passed so long after the fact. I really loved to talk to him when he used to come into PDQ Records where I worked from 1986 to 2001. It has been most likely over 15 years since I last saw him. He was a great radio announcer and ad great man.
Kudos and congratulations to Kelli Gero!
ANOTHER "On the Cheap" issue with BOTH Tucson sports stations is the consistently terrible operation of their automated switching systems.
Both 1290 and 1490 suffer EPIDEMICS of crosstalk (two sources airing at once),.
It's usually local ads/promos/traffic reports airing over network feeds and then punctuated by "dead air" caused by local inserts having already aired where they weren't supposed to.
The fact that radio outlet owners happily put their stations on"autopilot" with nobody on site to correct these programming errors, and that the FCC now even ALLOWS such a practice, is insulting to the listening audience.
Sure you can if you have a DVR and a computer. Listen to the game on the Tuned In app. It's about a minute or so delayed. Bring up the game on the DVR and pause it until it catches up with the Tuned In feed. Perfectly synced.
You can't sych a radio feed with a satellite or cable feed. Only if both feed are over the air does it work.
If there were some way to sync the two feeds, I would do the same. When the radio feed is 60 seconds ahead of theTV, that drives me crazy.
"...But what was missing?..."
What RADIO, then, was I listening to when I couldn't WATCH the games on DirecTV? Seems to be there was the usual outstanding IMG crew (Brian Jefferies, etc) doing what they do best, on both 1290 AM AND on 107.5 FM.
I'll be watching today on TNT..but listening to the IMG radio feed.
GO CATS! Bear down!!!
Scripps will do what all the other out of town media owners have done in the past....
suck every dime they can out of Tucson and keep wages as low as possible while they do it.
Nothing new here.
Randal....The listener numbers are shrinking yearly, just like local TV news.
What you are saying is that AM radio may still be relevant but music radio is on a slow fade.
Hey Bill: You know those local "traffic reports" you hear? They're pre-recorded and many times 30+ minutes old. Local high school basketball? Seriously? There'd be five listeners. Who the fuck would listen to that?
Radio is an outdated way to deliver content. Period. Clear channel and Cumulus, have not made a profit in several years. Clear channel lost $187 MILLION DOLLARS in Q2 2014. Radio is DEAD.
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